Cape Verde - which island(s) best for a honeymoon?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 4, 2010 3:31 PM Last Post By: cvfan
Oct 13, 2010 8:55 AM
Cape Verde - which island(s) best for a honeymoon?We'll be heading on honeymoon next mid-August; I'd been toying with the idea of Zanzibar but Cape Verde sounds cheaper and less tourist-saturated (for now, at least). What islands do people recommend visiting? We'd like to relax by the beach/pool, staying somewhere clean and honeymoon-worthy(but not do the Sal all-inclusive thing) and take in a bit of culture, particularly local music.
Oct 31, 2010 1:54 PM
i recommend you to go to Sao Vicente island. Mindelo is the cultural capital of Cape Verde islands, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it very much. There are live concerts in summer every day, there are really beautiful sandy beaches like Laginha (city beach), Praia grande, Tupim, Sandy beach, Salamansa, Calhau and many more, but you need to take an aluguer or rent a car, cause they are out of Mindelo, on other side of the island, which is really not big. If you like hiking I recommend you to go to Santo Atao island and go to Crater cova, and from there you have many hikes to Ribera do Paul, Ponta do Sol, Cha de Igreja. You should have a map with all those paths (you can buy it in Mindelo).
Check this webpage: http://www.discovercapeverde.com/index.php?section=30
where you can find many interesting information about where to stay and so on. I'd highly recomend Aldeia Jerome in Paul, Santo Antao because of it's originality and outstanding views. There are some more webpages of interest:
I've heard Fogo is very beautiful as well, but unfortunately I haven't been there yet. Maybe I'll go this December.
Have a great honeymoon and good luck!
Nov 1, 2010 3:52 AM
2On balance, I would stay in the Morabeza in Santa Maria, which is a fantastic hotel with an interesting history and you can explore the town of Santa Maria and at least have the feeling that your in Cape Verde. If you plan in advance and want to explore Cape Verde, I would do Sal,(beautiful beaches) Sao Vicente(culture) and Santo Antao (stunning scenery) August is very hot and humid and you start to come in to the rainy season, especially on Santiago and Santo Antao, so going in July or earlier would be better.
The other alternative is to stay in Sal and go on day trips to the other Islands, Fogo is amazing and is certainly in my opinion one of the most fascinating Islands a long with Santo Antao.
There are wedding companies who can organise your wedding or blessing take a look at http://capeverde.mydestinationinfo.com/en/weddings-services-in-cape-verde and for background information including Island Hopping, weather etc check out http://capeverde.mydestinationinfo.com
Nov 3, 2010 4:03 AM
3I agree with all the comments about the islands, some wonderful places to visit and enjoy.
There are currently direct flights from the UK to the islands of Sal and Boavista. More information about flights can be found within the Expats Forums, stories about events or services within the Blogs and a newsletter too:
For more general information visit: http://www.capeverdetips.co.uk and, they also provide wedding services in Cape Verde so you can read about what you need to know without any commitment. There are also Facebook pages for Cape Verde Tips and Expats Cape Verde.
Whichever island you are considering for your wedding I am sure you will enjoy yourselves.
Nov 3, 2010 4:31 AM
4Mis-read your comment earlier....... you are on honeymoon. There are some good travel deals available at the moment but August may be a bit more pricey! However there are various ways to travel when and if you arrive on Sal or Boavista, internal flights, the new Fast Ferry, inter island ferry (some may more investigation before you book). There are many organised trips and excursions or you can DIY. I do hope you spend some time on Sal and yes, the Morabeza is a great place to stay.
Nov 4, 2010 3:31 PM
5I found some more places for accommodation on this webpage:
I can recommend hotel Porto Grande, which is quite cosy but more pricey, as well as Residencial Arla, which is not that expensive (the top room, is the best and has the best view, but it doesn't have the pool, as the water is quite a problem on all the islands) and you have a city beach Laginha quite near.
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